‘Bum steer’ wants student life newspaper
Administrators nix director’s plan for a second student paper.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 16:05
Posadas would not specify Friday if the complaints came from Ranger reporters.
“They came to me in confidence,” he said.
“I am supportive of students having the right to express themselves,” Odom said. “However, I don’t think I could support student activity fees being doubled to contribute to a student life newspaper when the activity fee does not support the nationally recognized student newspaper the college already has.”
Wong said he supports the idea of competition between a student life publication and The Ranger.
“There’s a drive for excellence, to excel. … It just kind of brings all the best to the top of those publications,” Wong said.
Odom sees it from a different perspective.
“I think it’s curious that The Ranger has reported on lapses in judgment in the Student Activity Fee Committee once those meetings were open,” she said. “The Ranger has had a very difficult time getting information from student life. So, I think it’s very curious that they would be interested in starting their own paper.”
For more information, call the office of student life at 210-486-0125.
To register for journalism classes, visit the office of media communications in Room 204 of Loftin Student Center for advising or call 210-486-1786 to make an appointment.